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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Loyola Marymount University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Loyola Marymount University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Patrick Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Princeton-In-Africa NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Complementary Cancer Care Inc FL Health Donor Advised 2020 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
United Service Organizations Inc VA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
MDP Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
ActBlue Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Loyola Marymount University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
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14797 records found.