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
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Denverworks N/A NY United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti N/A MN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press 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
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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Denverworks N/A Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Denverworks United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counti United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.