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, and corporate 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
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.