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
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bright Sky Ministry United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.