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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,130,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,130,700

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 294,268

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13110 records found.