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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.