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
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA 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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Torrey Pines Docent Society CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc NC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.