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 descending
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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