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
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.