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
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment 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
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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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
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment 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
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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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
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment 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
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.