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 ascending
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Coastside Jewish Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pied Piper Players Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 4,000

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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Coastside Jewish Community San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pied Piper Players Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Calflora Database CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Multiplier CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Aid for Indian Development CA Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc MD International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020
Page SUM 3,278

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pied Piper Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 4,000

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14797 records found.