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
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health 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
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.