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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate 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
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation 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
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.