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
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.