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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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