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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
David Andrew Pooh Maddan Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rrh Foundation Inc NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.