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
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Classrooms Foundation Inc MD Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.