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 ascending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.