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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregational Home KS Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Adult Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science Gurus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.