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
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Centro Latino De San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Adopt-A-Native-Elder N/A UT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Dharma Seed Tape Library Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Centro Latino De San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Adopt-A-Native-Elder N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Dharma Seed Tape Library Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lutheran Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
University Cooperative Housing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Palo Alto Rotary Club Annual Charities Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Centro Latino De San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Adopt-A-Native-Elder United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
People for Urban and Rural Education Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Dharma Seed Tape Library Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Open Hand United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.