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
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara 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
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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