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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Calflora Database Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Calflora Database Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
GiveDirectly, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Calflora Database United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.