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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.