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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 432,736

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 432,736

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Darkness to Light SC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,118,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 432,736

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13110 records found.