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
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
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
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development 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
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of Bengaluru India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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