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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,609

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 247,166

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13110 records found.