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 San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Literate Nation Us San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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