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
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education 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
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.