Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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