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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
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
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate 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
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 5,115

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
NCGA Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13110 records found.