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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 105,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 105,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Midtown Partners Inc MS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
PC Charitable Foundation OH Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 390,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 309,350

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