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
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Resolve N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Resolve N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor 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
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
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
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
Page SUM -16,514

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Resolve United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.