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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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