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, and corporate 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
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion 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
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion 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
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion 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
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.