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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.