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 descending
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.