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
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco 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
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank 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
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.