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
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate 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
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.