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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
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13110 records found.