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 ascending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo 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 ascending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.