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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion 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
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Keep Oakland Beautiful United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.