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 ascending
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
California Press Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 200
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
California Press Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.