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 ascending
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Ranch Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.