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
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Tivnu Building Justice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.