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
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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