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
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate 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
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate 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
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment 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
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.