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
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.