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 ascending
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.