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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.