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 descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.