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 descending
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Radio for Northern Colorado CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
C. B. Eaton Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
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