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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Book Harvest NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Haven House Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.