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
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.