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 ascending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.