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 descending
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services 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
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.