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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,356,546

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,356,546

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wheaton College IL Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 476,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,356,546

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13110 records found.