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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NutritionFacts.org MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eagle Island Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 493,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,480,210

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