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
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.