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
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences 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
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.