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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,358,639

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,358,639

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 253,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,358,639

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13110 records found.