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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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