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
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.