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
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.