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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 973,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Airlink Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 973,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 2,408,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 973,050

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13110 records found.