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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
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 Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.