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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM -3,304,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.