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
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco 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
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency San Francisco 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
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc NC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Stanford Cat Network CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parents of Universal Performers Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mission Economic Development Agency United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.