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
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development 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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services 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
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development 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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
South Yuba River Citizens League CA 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
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education 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
Central Asia Institute United States International Development 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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.