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
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Together for Choice N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alley Cat Allies Incorporated N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
El Paso Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Phi Delta Theta Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 530
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2019 543
Pleasanton Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 550
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Rosie the Riveter Trust CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Olive Crest CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 600
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Friends of Explorer Post 58 OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sepsis Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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