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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 790,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 790,700

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13110 records found.