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 descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.