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 ascending
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.