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 ascending
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.