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 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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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 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
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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 250
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.