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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
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
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
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
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula League CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
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
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.