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
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.