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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.