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, and corporate 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo 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
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
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor 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
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.