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
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.