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 descending
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Physicians for a National Health Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.