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
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
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13110 records found.