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)
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
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
All Our Kids Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 546,540

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
All Our Kids Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 546,540

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