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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,472,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,468,900

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,567,400

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13110 records found.