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 descending
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.