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
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Inn Between of Longmont Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.