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)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,393,076

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,393,076

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,157,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,393,076

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13110 records found.