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 ascending
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.