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 ascending
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services 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
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Roots United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.