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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.