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 descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.