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
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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor 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
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare 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
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development 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
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
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.