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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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