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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation 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
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.