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)
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PFLAG Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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