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)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,089,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 701,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 701,850

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