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)
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association CO Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Enroll Indy Inc IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
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