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)
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
City of Hope CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado League of Charter Schools CO Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,886,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 1,628,450

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