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 ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.