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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.