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
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
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.