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 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development 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
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development 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
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.