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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Ranch Inc N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 480,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 418,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,076,902

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Ranch Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 480,350

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13110 records found.