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
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.