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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 183,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Page SUM 386,965

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