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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Durham County NC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Waterside Workshops United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.