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 ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.