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
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
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences 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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation 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
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.