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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.