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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture 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
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo 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
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Warrior Canine Connection United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Latina United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.