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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate 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
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Music Network Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate 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
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate 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
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.