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 descending
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.