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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
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
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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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
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
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
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
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
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.