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
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.