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
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fremont Union High School District Adult School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Didtechnology Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 -500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -560
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -949
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc KY Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
East Palo Alto Police Activities League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Society for Scientific Exploration NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fremont Union High School District Adult School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Didtechnology Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.