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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 2,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13110 records found.