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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Page SUM 2,778

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Foundation OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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