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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.