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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.