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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 128,772

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 128,772

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 603,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prince Edward Island Humane Society Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 18,822
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 128,772

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13110 records found.