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 descending
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
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
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
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education 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
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor 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
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education 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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture 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
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor 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
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.