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
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc MD Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.