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
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.