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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.