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
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco 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
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati N/A Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.