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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A OR 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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A IL United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. 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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Lung Association in California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leland High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth With A Mission TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. 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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Spirituality Project United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.