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
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
StarVista San Mateo 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
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.