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
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education 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
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety 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
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 -5,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -7,500
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -8,877
NatureBridge CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Impact 2030 Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Beat the Streets Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Page SUM -137,729

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.