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
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
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.