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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth 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
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Nevada Policy Research Institute NV Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment 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
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture 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
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peace Over Violence United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.