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 ascending
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.