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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.