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
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion 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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Auburn Symphony N/A 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
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate 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
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development 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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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.