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
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Miguel Community Foundation N/A TX United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marys Meals USA Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Miguel Community Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marys Meals USA Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti MN Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Santa Clara Sporting Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Network for Good Inc. DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
KlezCalifornia Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Cultura Y Arte Nativa De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
San Miguel Community Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marys Meals USA Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.