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
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.