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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.