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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.