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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate 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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.