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
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,890,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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