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 ascending
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM -3,304,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.