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
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 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 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.