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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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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
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation 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
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development 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
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development 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
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
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.