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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,869,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Page SUM 3,496,453

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