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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 758,027

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 604,165

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 758,027

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13110 records found.