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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix N/A Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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13110 records found.