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 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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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 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Adopt A Boxer Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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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 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.