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
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate 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
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education 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
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc N/A Youth Development 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate 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
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education 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
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate 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
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.