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
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN 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
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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