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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 218,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 218,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 396,442

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,066,000

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13110 records found.