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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,884,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,089,320

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