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
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Join Hands ESL Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ukraine Orphan Outreach CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.