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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Small Things N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ukraine Orphan Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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