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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA 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
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development 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
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
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
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. 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
Fremont Union High School District Adult School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.