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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,951,556

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,951,556

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,951,556

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13110 records found.