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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Calflora Database CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.