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
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project 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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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