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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.