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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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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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