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
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education 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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.