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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.