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 ascending
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation 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
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.