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
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.