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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.