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)
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Population Action International DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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