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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A IL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.