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
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Guardian Org Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Audubon Society Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Guardian Org Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Audubon Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress N/A Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
KlezCalifornia Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Robinhood Foundation NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
The Mono Lake Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2020 200
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church of San Francisco CA Religion Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Space Idaho Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services Inc CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
American Bible Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Guardian Org Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
National Audubon Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
PTA North Carolina Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.