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
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.