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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.