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
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc N/A NJ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.