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
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring 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
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.