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
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -7,500
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -8,877
NatureBridge CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Impact 2030 Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Beat the Streets Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Page SUM -137,729

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.