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)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 94,700

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13110 records found.