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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 640,700

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