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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Babson College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.