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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.