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
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Federation of North Carolina Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.