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 descending
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture 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
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education 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
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kgwale Le Mollo US United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boomer Esiason Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
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13110 records found.