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 ascending
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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13110 records found.