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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 210,145

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 84,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,500

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