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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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