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 ascending
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Article 19, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Article 19, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
K9s for Warriors Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Article 19, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Swim Across America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.