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
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.