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
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.