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
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.