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
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences 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
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.