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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth With A Mission TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.