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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,368,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,368,750

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,368,750

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13110 records found.