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, and corporate 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
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Orlando VA Medical Center FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Page SUM 16,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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13110 records found.