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, and corporate 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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 62,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 62,974

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NAF Hotline Fund DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 642,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Page SUM 1,358,003

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13110 records found.