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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other 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
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other 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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare 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
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
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
United Way of the Greater Triangle Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.