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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 80,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reading Results N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 80,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,244,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 80,900

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13110 records found.