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 ascending
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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