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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,314,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,314,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 404,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,041,029

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13110 records found.