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
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor 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 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
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco 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
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor 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 Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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