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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Northern California Community Loan Fund San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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