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 descending
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.