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)
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,060

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 508,545

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