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 ascending
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.