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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education 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
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion 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
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.