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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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