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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 24,009,957

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 24,009,957

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Community Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 687,650

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