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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security 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
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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