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 ascending
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara 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 ascending
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.