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 descending
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety 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
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.