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
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc MA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.