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, and corporate 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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 452,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 452,260

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Boldly Me CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Blue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StandUp for Kids GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 81,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midland School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 452,260

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13110 records found.