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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 225,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 225,781

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Women Innovators Inc ID Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 84,271

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Vidya Poshak India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 225,781

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13110 records found.