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 Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,563,212

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Student Press Law Center Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,893,252

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