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
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 5,115

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.