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
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
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
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development 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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo 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
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment 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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development 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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Responsive Politics DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Caminar CA Human Services 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
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor 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
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Home for Children Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.