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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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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 Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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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 Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.