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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.