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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM -4,881

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Ruskin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Page SUM 4,817

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