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
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health 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
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health 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
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Little League Baseball Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation United States Health 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
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.