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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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