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
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.