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
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
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13110 records found.