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
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment 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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation 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
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment 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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation 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
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Incorporated of New York City NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support 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
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment 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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.