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)
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 801,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Syzygy Dance Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 13,962,200

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