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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.