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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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