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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion 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
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preeclampsia Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.