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
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.