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 descending
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.