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
The Owens Valley Committee N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation 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
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo 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
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Flaviana Matata Foundation Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The San Francisco Particular Council of the Society of St. San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Owens Valley Committee N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Flaviana Matata Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The San Francisco Particular Council of the Society of St. San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The San Francisco Particular Council of the Society of St. CA Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikitongues Inc. NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2020 200
HIAS, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association IL Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services 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
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Owens Valley Committee United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Flaviana Matata Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The San Francisco Particular Council of the Society of St. United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.