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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety 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
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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