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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A 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 Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Carrillo PTO Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.