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
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.