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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Moyne College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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