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
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.