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 descending
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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