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
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc FL Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
King Ridge Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 8,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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13110 records found.