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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health 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
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support 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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development 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
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13110 records found.