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
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.