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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.