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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.