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)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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