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
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara 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
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
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 10,155

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health 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
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education 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
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 11,814

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. 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
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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School United States Education 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
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 10,155

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13110 records found.