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 ascending
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Dayton N/A OH 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor 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
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation 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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor 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
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation 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
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13110 records found.