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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development 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
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR 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
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education 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
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
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A 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
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education 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
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
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation 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
Aim High for High School United States Education 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
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
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.