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
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America N/A MO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
King Ridge Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
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13110 records found.