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 ascending
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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