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
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor 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
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor 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
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture 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
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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
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor 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.