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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 622,250

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