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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.