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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara 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
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services 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
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A OH United States Education 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
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services 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
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A Education 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
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Warner Avenue Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services 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
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education 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
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.