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 descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Page SUM -8,922

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