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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Louis University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Moving Traditions PA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 800
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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