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
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
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
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate 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
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate 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
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation 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
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture 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
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,867

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13110 records found.