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
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services 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
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate 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
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.