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 descending
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.