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
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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