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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation 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
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation 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
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health 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
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MathAndCoding United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation 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
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.