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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 158,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
The Carey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Issue One DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,259,500

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