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
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

Pages

13110 records found.