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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 267,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 267,875

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,045,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 691,430

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13110 records found.