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 descending
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.