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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 28,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,304,250

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