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
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education 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
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.