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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health 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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.