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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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