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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Waipa Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
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