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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,331,611

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
School in the Square Public Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 352,550

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