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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.