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, and corporate 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
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary 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
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.