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
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.