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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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