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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 817,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 446,597

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13110 records found.