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, and corporate 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)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 481,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 481,800

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13110 records found.