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
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boulder Treasures Inc CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.