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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan's Purse N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.