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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.