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 ascending
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Page SUM 1,689

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13110 records found.