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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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