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)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 913,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Operation Shoebox FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,759,700

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