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
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 6,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.