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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation 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
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.