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
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Science Center N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other 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
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc KY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Native American Rights Fund CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
ChickTech NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula League United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.