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 Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.