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
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.