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
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.