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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services 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
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.