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
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County N/A NC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys Club of Wake County Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Gamaliel of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Durham County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Point Lobos Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.