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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 1,228,485

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 1,228,485

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 242,493

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 1,228,485

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13110 records found.