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
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.