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
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
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education 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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment 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
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A Education 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
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment 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
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education 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
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment 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
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.