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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.