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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education 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
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.