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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children MI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,908,253

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