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
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion 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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion 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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion 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
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.