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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.