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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,054,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,610,484

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