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
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Coastside Jewish Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Circus Center San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 850
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 900
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 18,111

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Coastside Jewish Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 16,000

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13110 records found.