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
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Samaritan House San Mateo 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
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Angel Food N/A Other Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Baylor School TN Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Adopt-A-Native-Elder UT Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Housing Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The Against Malaria Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Nicolay Dodov Foundation 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
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Community Success Initiative Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.