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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado State University CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TechBridge Inc. GA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services 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
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adirondack Mountain Club Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Idaho Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.