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)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,795,829

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,795,829

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,795,829

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13110 records found.