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
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.