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 descending
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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