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 Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A NM United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.