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 ascending
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. MN Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.