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
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center 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
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.