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)
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
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