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
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion 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
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish 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
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate 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
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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