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)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 3,310,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 3,310,016

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 3,310,016

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13110 records found.