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
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM -29,546

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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13110 records found.