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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara 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
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.