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 ascending
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Alexandria House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute for Free Speech United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Roots Community Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.