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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 15,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 800
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Callisto CA Health Donor Advised 2019 825
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
Page SUM 16,185

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 15,000

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13280 records found.