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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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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 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Queens Grant High School VIP NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.