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
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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