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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate 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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment 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
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment 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
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.