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
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.