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
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.