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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for Kids CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
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