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 descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.