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
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.