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
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.