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
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.