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
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 14,996

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 14,996

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Saint Mary's College IN Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 15,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sonrisa Immaculata United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 14,996

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13110 records found.