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
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor 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
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.