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
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health 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
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley 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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