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
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
CNatureNet N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pine Street Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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