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
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.