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 ascending
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Hunger Relief Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harrington School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.