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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture 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
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Hope for Henry Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.