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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 3,058,274

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Ocean Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 124,500

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