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
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.