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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A CO United States Education Corporate 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
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health 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
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO N/A Education Corporate 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
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health 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
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development 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
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO United States Education Corporate 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
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.