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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,700
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose -Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Developm Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,700
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose -Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Developm United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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