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
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.