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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 652,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 652,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 652,450

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13110 records found.