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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
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13110 records found.