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
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 6,858

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 6,000

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13110 records found.