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
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -7,500
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -8,877
NatureBridge CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Beat the Streets Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Impact 2030 Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Page SUM -137,729

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13280 records found.