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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.