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
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education 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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate 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
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Preeclampsia Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education 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
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.