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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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