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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
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
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.