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
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.