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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Preservation Action Council of San Jose CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.