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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health 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
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc 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
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Momentum Group United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Steps United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.