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
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.