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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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