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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project 1 27 CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NalandaWay Foundation India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.