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
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 3,458

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.