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
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.