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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregational Christian Church in Samoa of San Francisco CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.