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
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.