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 ascending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 0
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 -196
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -200
Scenic Hawaii Inc. HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Greenforest Community Baptist Church GA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
University of Florida Foundation Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Medical Students for Choice United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Roots Community Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.