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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust N/A International Organization India Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress NC Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust India Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.