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
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.