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
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation 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
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.