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
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other 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
Compassion and Choices N/A ME United States Civic Participation 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
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA 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
Big Sur Health Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other 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
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation 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
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Film Independent Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development 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
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor 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
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. 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
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Big Sur Health Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other 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
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation 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
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brookings Institution United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Collective Impact United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.