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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.