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
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Washington University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation SC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Washington University DC Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springfield Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Casa Jojo Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.