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
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health 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
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
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor 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
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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
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health 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
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
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate 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
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture 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
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health 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
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
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor 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
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13110 records found.