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, and corporate 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
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo 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
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.