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
RRRcomputer, Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University A M E Zion Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
RRRcomputer, Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University A M E Zion Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress NC Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
RRRcomputer, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University A M E Zion Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.