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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 882,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 882,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 247,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 882,200

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13110 records found.