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
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cashion Cultural Legacy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.