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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.