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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,223,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,223,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 300,227

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,223,550

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13110 records found.