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
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.