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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church 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
Charity: Water NY International Development 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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