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, and corporate 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
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.