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 ascending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A TN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education 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
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor 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
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Our Lady of Perpetual Help-Haitian Orphanage Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.