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
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.