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 ascending
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health 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
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health 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
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PediPlace United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Compass United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.