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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.