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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospice Family Care AL Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.