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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.