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
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony 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
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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