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
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.