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
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.