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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Council CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.