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
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
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