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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Women Thrive Worldwide DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM -600,763

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.