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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth With A Mission TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.