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)
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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