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
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 10,155

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Generative Somatics Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 10,155

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 11,814

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Lung Association in California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 10,155

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13110 records found.