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
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
For Kids Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.