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 descending
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

Pages

13110 records found.