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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,440,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,440,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 324,448

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,440,575

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13110 records found.