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 descending
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.