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 ascending
Lewis & Clark College N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lewis & Clark College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Castle Rock Charter School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM -29,546

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,044

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13110 records found.