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 ascending
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Corporation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare 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
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Press Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Resolve N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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