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)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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