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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM -3,304,045

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