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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services 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
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.