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
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture 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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture 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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation 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
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture 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
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture 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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.