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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Coastside Jewish Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Korean War Memorial Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
International Association of Ministers and Ministries Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Pied Piper Players Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation CO Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Calflora Database CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Rise University Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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