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
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Page SUM 6,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.