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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,608,938

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,608,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 1,324,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,608,938

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13110 records found.