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
Diaper Bank of North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.