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
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA 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
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, 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
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.