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
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the River Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Fisk University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.