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
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health 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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health 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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services 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
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
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