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
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.