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 ascending
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM -3,304,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.