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
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education 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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services 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
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.