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
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc 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
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc ID Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc MD International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.