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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.