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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc NC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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