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
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.