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 descending
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.