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
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
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
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
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate 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
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
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health 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
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. 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
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare 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
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate 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
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate 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
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
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.