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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development 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
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.