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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.