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 ascending
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.