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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.