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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 348,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bread & Roses Presents Marin Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 348,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea HI Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WGBH Educational Foundation MA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 127,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,377

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13110 records found.