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
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.