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
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.