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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development 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
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.