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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cherry Creek High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.