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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,925

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 109,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,925

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13110 records found.