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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education 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
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation CA Environment 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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.