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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 154,301

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,527,062

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