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
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety 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
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education 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
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture 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
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation 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
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development 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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety 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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education 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
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.