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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenants Together San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenants Together San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Alliance for Youth Organizing United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenants Together United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 990,850

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13280 records found.