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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 945,726

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,429,726

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 626,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 945,726

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13110 records found.