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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,410,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,410,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sun Valley Film Festival ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology IN Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 598,912

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,410,750

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13110 records found.