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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.