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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.