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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 descending
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 6,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.