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
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Halmstad University has Sweden Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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