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 ascending
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Love City Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.