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
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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