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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
NAMI N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Santa Clara Sporting Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Dharma Seed Tape Library Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Danish Archive North East N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Leo the Great Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc MD International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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