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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment 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
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.