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)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 73,876

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 711,695

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