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 ascending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
No Limits Cafe N/A NJ United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fenixia Foundation Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
No Limits Cafe N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fenixia Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
No Limits Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.