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
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School 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
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.