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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Big Sur Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.