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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.