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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 874,563

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 874,563

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13110 records found.