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
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.