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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.