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
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Students for Life of America Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.