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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 69,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 190,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 69,250

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13110 records found.