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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 147,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,014,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,014,000

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