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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Boy Scouts of America OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project Inc FL Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 8,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 7,317

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13110 records found.