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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Dallas Holocaust Museum TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morse Pond School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
The Small Things CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.