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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco 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
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment 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
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment 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
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burnsville Community Foundation MN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.