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 descending
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.