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)
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clean Water Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 851,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clean Water Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Tucson Wildlife Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 851,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,622,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Tucson Wildlife Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 851,300

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13110 records found.