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
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Dublin High School CA Education 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
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion 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
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor 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
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.