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
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.