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
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.