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
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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