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)
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,675,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 84,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 179,247

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