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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc GA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union rempart France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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