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
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development 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
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Other Side of the Dunes FL Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukraine Orphan Outreach CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Louis University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.