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
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.