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 ascending
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.