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 ascending
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 0
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Scenic Hawaii Inc. HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
University of Florida Foundation Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.