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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,465,588

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 60,000

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