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
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
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13110 records found.