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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services 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
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services 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
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.