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
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc NC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.