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
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian 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
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services 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
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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