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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Union Station Homeless Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 35,252,028

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 313,450

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13110 records found.