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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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