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
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A SC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Presidio Knolls School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Presidio Knolls School Inc San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Presidio Knolls School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our Lady of the Wayside Church United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.