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
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
OMF International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.