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, and corporate 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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.