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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.