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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.