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
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Feed the Children, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Orlando VA Medical Center FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Page SUM 16,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
San Mateo High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 15,100

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13110 records found.