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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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