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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pew Charitable Trusts PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 80,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Page SUM 71,744

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