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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 0
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Scenic Hawaii Inc. HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
University of Florida Foundation Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cashion Cultural Legacy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.