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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,191,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 213,700

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13110 records found.