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
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A NE United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Alexandria House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Mozilla Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Arbor Day Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Alexandria House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Mozilla Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 0
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
Scenic Hawaii Inc. HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
University of Florida Foundation Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Camaldolese Hermits of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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