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
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. IN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.