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
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.