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
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.