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
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate 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
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
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco 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
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate 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
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate 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
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.