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 ascending
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development 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
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
House of Ruth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.