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 Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 18,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,049,100

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