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
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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