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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL 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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.