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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health 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
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health 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
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13110 records found.