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 ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 3,558

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 3,558

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 3,558

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13110 records found.