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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
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
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment 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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
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
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment 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
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center RI Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Momentum Group ID Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.