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
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development 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
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vision Quilt N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vision Quilt United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.