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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.