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
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Young 1ove Foundation N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Network for Good Inc. N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Young 1ove Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Network for Good Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Broad Street Ministry PA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation CO Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Holocaust Memorial Council DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Dementia Society Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Adopt-A-Native-Elder UT Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Samaritan's Purse United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Network for Good Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregation Beth Israel United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.