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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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