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 Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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