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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.