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
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
International Association of Ministers and Ministries Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Dementia Society Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Progeorgia State Table Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
United Service Organizations Inc N/A VA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara 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
Working America Education Fund N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Trace Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Flaviana Matata Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 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
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Heritage Fund CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Monta Vista High School Music Boosters CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Paralyzed Veterans of America DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Denverworks NY Unknown Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Valkyrie Robotics United States Youth Development Corporate 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
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health 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
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
The Owens Valley Committee United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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