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
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.