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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 98,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 98,370

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 41,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 98,370

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13110 records found.