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
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.