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
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc MD International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.