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
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.