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 Corporate 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
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate 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
St. Xavier High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc IA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 5,115

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate 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
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate 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
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13110 records found.