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
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
When We All Vote N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti N/A MN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health 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
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
When We All Vote N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
United Service Organizations Inc VA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
When We All Vote United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Working America Education Fund United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.