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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way of Bengaluru N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.