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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,201,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Progress CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 536,803

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