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
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Music Network Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics MD Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.