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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A UT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,105,695

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,105,695

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montana Land Reliance MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,226,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,105,695

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13110 records found.