Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gardens Edge N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,752,509

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gardens Edge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,752,509

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Pacifica Environmental Family United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,752,509

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13110 records found.