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 ascending
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.