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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health 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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara 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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation 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.