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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 98,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 98,210

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,996,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,777,080

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13110 records found.