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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Brave Parents Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Longmont Humane Society Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.