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
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion and Choices NH Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.