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
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.