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
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.