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
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
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.