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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development 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
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.